Now with SharePlay, Pen Sets, iMessage sticker app and more!

Bringing the legendary Moleskine notebook experience to iOS, Flow is an all-new way to create simple drawings, complex works of art, and beautiful notes all on your iPad and iPhone.

Flow has been built from the ground up with creators in mind, offering dozens of combinations for paper types, colors, and tools. And by pairing our custom drawing technology with Apple Pencil, Flow feels as responsive as drawing on real paper.

The state of flow is vital to achieve your creative potential. This led us to make documents in Flow infinite width so you can stay immersed. Create your own set of tools just like a virtual pencil case so you don’t need to constantly adjust colours, size and style. You can have five markers in shades of blue or just a single black pen in the ideal size—it’s up to you!

Flow’s flexibility serves amateurs and professionals alike, offering powerful art tools in an accessible format. With Flow, everyone can create sketches, lists, storyboards, designs, handwritten notes, floor plans, recipes, diagrams, journals and works of art. It’s the perfect space for ideas to be created, captured and shared.


- Infinite width documents for uninterrupted creation
- Create your own unique set of drawing tools
- Dark and light paper with dot grid, squared, lined or blank styles
- Customizable gestures, including double-tap for Apple Pencil (second generation)
- Collections for organizing your creations
- Hideable interface so you can stay focussed
- Export with configurable options like transparency and lasso area
- Drag and drop documents to Timepage to store creations on your calendar
- Multitask on iPad with Split View, Slide Over and drag-and-drop

Membership with Flow includes realtime cloud storage and backup for your documents and tools across all of your devices.


Download Flow to try it free for two weeks. After your free trial, Flow requires a subscription which provides you with regular app updates and realtime cloud storage of your documents. Monthly and yearly options are available, with yearly subscribers saving 50%. After your trial, you will not be charged unless you purchase a subscription. If your subscription lapses, Flow remains available in read-only mode.


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We are so thankful for your interest in Flow. We’ve put lots of work into making the app the best it can be, and we read every single review you write. If you enjoy the app and want to leave a review, we’d really appreciate it!

What’s New

Version 2.5.1

Welcome to Flow 2.5 – this is a huge update with exciting new features and enhancements to the existing things you already love.


Flow has pioneered collaboration in a drawing app and with SharePlay, you can now automatically share a Flow document while on FaceTime. Strokes appear in realtime so it’s just like sharing a piece of paper, wherever you are.

To use SharePlay, ensure all devices have been updated to iOS 15.1 or above and when on FaceTime just open Flow and follow the prompts. If other participants do not have a Flow membership, they will still be able to collaborate with you whilst on the call.

Special mention to our tireless Adam D who has spent many hours on FaceTime calls with himself whilst in the testing phase of the SharePlay feature. Adam1, please remember Adam2 is probably not real but we hope you created some wonderful art together.


Pen Sets is a huge new feature we are really excited to get in your hands. It’s a simple and powerful new way to use pens in Flow that will improve how you work and create. Instead of a single dock of pens, you can now create multiple sets of pens and quickly swap between them.

For example you can now curate a set of pens for taking notes, and another set for colored pencil sketching, and swap between them with either a gesture or the new Pen Sets button on the Pen Dock. You can create multiple set of pens with a range of colors for easy access.

Flow will remember which of your Pen Sets you were using for each document and automatically switch to the last set you were using as you move between documents.

On the Pen Sets screen you can swipe between all your Pen Sets, create new ones and edit them. When editing you can add a name for the Pen Set and re-arrange the pens within it. You can tap on each pen to edit it individually. You can also delete, duplicate and drag pens between your sets.

You can even share Pen Sets with other people by sending them a special link. Sharing is caring right?


We’ve improved both the eyedropper and quick color grid tools. In fact they’ve merged (Voltron style) into a more powerful tool than you can possibly imagine. The new eyedropper icon on the Tool Editor replaces what was previously the Quick Color Grid button. Press and hold on it to instantly activate the eyedropper.

When the eyedropper is active, the Tool Editor changes to display a redesigned color grid with a range of shade and tint variations on the current color. You can drag over these to select one, or drag over the canvas or pens to pick a new color. The eyedropper itself now displays as a ring, with one half showing your existing color for comparison.


Draw your own custom set of iMessage stickers from Flow. When you save selections from your documents into the pasteboard, they automatically become available in the new Flow iMessage app. Your stickers are synced between devices so you can create them on your iPad and send them from your iPhone.


- Delete items from the pasteboard by tapping the new delete button
- Refinement of icons and button spacing through the app
- Adjusted the size of the tool editor
- Pen opacity control now displays in the ink color
- Highlighted tools and menus now use a higher contrast black and white scheme
- Pen Dock layout fine tuned for smaller devices
- Timing improved so selecting tools is more responsive
- Range of greys increased in tool editor
- Pencil Case interface refined


- Fixed an issue that could cause the Pen Opacity control to not respond to first tap
- Lots of other minor fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5.3K Ratings

5.3K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Have you ever written on magic paper? We have. You might know Moleskine for its world-famous notebooks: pages of creamy paper that feel amazing under your pen. Flow by Moleskine brings that experience to your iPhone and iPad.

everette23 ,

Don’t add much, just make it better.

Learn from 53, Flow team. Once upon a time there was an app called Paper, by 53. It failed to improve and progress the way it’s users needed it to and now it’s a piece of crap. You guys are riding a very thin line with having minimal tools and options while still remaining relevant and having a very elegant app that’s a joy to use. As long as apps like Procreate exist, where you only pay once and can be as “pro” or as basic as you want with it, Flow is going to be a challenging sell. You’re riding on brand and aesthetics and that may not carry you forever.
But I get the vision of Flow and I personally love it. I’m a graphic designer, so it’s nice having a digital space to draw and think while not worrying about layers or being too granular with my sketches. Flow gives me permission to be messy, and I like that.
The paper formats are nice, I’ve found myself using the ruled format from time to time to take notes since Flow has my favorite interface (and sounds!) of any drawing why not? Tools are great, I love the color picker and lack of total freedom while still having a TON of options. I don’t feel restricted with color.
I’d be wary with adding much in the way of functionality, but new tools from time to time would be fun. I’m looking forward to the app getting better at what it already does as opposed to becoming more feature-heavy.

tcoake ,

Great for Remote Teaching

I have hastily tried around 20 different apps in search of a suitable application to perform remote teaching once Covid had forced me out of the classroom. I’m a math professor and needed an application that allowed an unlimited page length. I attempted to get by with others that had other helpful drawing tools, but having to open a new page every couple minutes ultimately made those apps a deal breaker. Now, apples notes was working well, but the inability to save in a format other than its own proprietary file system left me in search of a solution. At this point I discovered Flow which had almost everything that I needed. There is always room for improvement, but the developers seem to be on top of all that while making continual updates as well as creating new features (rulers as of late). I would like to see the ability to draw a strait line without having to open the ruler for that, but this is something users can ask for and the developers appear to listen. That one aspect alone is a huge game changer for me. I’m just not used to using software where the devs listen to the customer/users. All in all, flow and it’s other apps have proved to be absolutely essential for teaching remotely. I could go on and on about how I use the features to create a learning environment that makes the remote learning process much less painless for both me and my students, but I’d suggest give it a try.

Developer Response ,

Hi - thank you so much! It is always nice to hear positive feedback from our customers. Those words definitely motivate us to do better and better. Cheers, Anj


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